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Issue 9/2009, April 24 2009 (No. 284)

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When I deliver the paper in the early morning, I sometimes run across a man who also does his work at this time of day. A few days ago he told me that he lived in a so-called 'deprived area' in a suburb.

  That was the reason why I biked to this area in a west suburb and took some photographs of things which catched my eye.

prohibtion sign 'You are forbidden by the police to play soccer'
At a wall I saw a prohibtion sign 'You are forbidden by the police to play soccer'. It irritated me. So I asked a policeman at the police station in the suburb.

  He gave me the not surprising information that the police hadn't forbidden to play soccer at that place.

prohibtion sign 'You are forbidden by the police to play soccer'photographed from a different point of view
I photographed the same prohibtion sign from a different point of view. The grinning cuddly toy in the window has a comforting effect.

  It softens the strictness of the prohibition sign a little bit.
a surveillance camera right in front of a street window
A resident installed a surveillance camera right in front of a street window.

  I saw an other camera also right in front of a street window of the opposite house.

a chair in front of a street door
In front of several houses there were chairs in some of which people already sat in that sunny, warm morning.

  This idyll was affected a little bit adversely by a rat bait (down on the right). Please also read Entrances 1 and Little artworks on green verges

a backyard in that area
A resident told me that people, who liked to stay outdoors, but also wanted a rest from other people, adjourned to the backyard.

  But there was almost no person in the backyard in that morning. Please also read Entrances 1
graffiti 'whore show respect'
The graffiti 'whore show respect' dominated a wall in that area.

  The alternation of capitals and minuscules is conspicuous.
Please also see

Encounters 8

Back Walls 4

Please also read Charlie Dittmeier's report about the Khmer New Year. The report gives a lot of insights into the life situation of the poorest residents of Phnom Penhs.

The international poster organisation Loesje has started a project to train young people from all over Europe and Asia in how to organise and coordinate information campaigns about the Millennium Development Goals.
  These goals are set by the United Nations to fight poverty and to improve living standards world wide.

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